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Map of Alphington, VIC 3078

Alphington is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area are the Cities of Darebin and Yarra. At the 2011 census, Alphington had a population of 4,603.

It is a primarily residential suburb consisting of mixture of 1970s brick veneer, recently built townhouses as well as period weatherboards. There is also a major paper production plant in the suburb. The paper mill has closed production and the area sold for a proposed new suburb called Yarra Bend. It is a very divisive project between residents, developers and local and State Government. The Chandler highway bridge. Single lanes either way, off a freeway, onto a main road.

Alphington shares a postcode with neighbouring suburb Fairfield, and is bounded by the Yarra River in the south and the Darebin Creek in the east.

Present day Alphington has a young demographic, with more than 58% of the suburb being under the age of 40. Census data also shows that 36% of working Residents are employed in professional positions and on average earn $1538 a week, or more than $200 a week above the Melbourne metropolitan average. Close proximity to the Melbourne CBD, gentrification and high demand for property has caused house prices in Alphington to increase dramatically over the past couple of years, with median house prices currently at $1.06m, representing a 14% increase from 2011 to 2012. This also makes Alphington one of 51 Victorian suburbs with a median house price of over $1 million. Rental prices in the suburb also increased by 9% to $590 per week.

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